IFRF is delighted to introduce a new member – Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro (SSV). Situated near Venice on the famous island of Murano, SSV provides applied research and development, consultancy and analytical services to the international glass and ceramic industrial sector.
SSV was founded in 1956 with the aim of supporting the development of the Italian glass manufacturing industry. Since then it has evolved and increased its range of services, and today it serves an international clientele which includes raw materials suppliers, furnace builders, glass and ceramic manufacturers, as well as glass and ceramic end users. Their analytical service range extends from physical and thermophysical characterizations to chemical and mineralogical analyses, from environment emission control to mechanical and thermomechanical characterizations, from optical properties to energetic efficiency assessments of furnaces, from numerical modeling and simulations to laboratory and pilot scale melting experiments.
SSV applies the expertise of its 49 technicians to container glass, tableware, flat glass, glass fibers, special glass, glass furnace building and operation, raw materials and glass cullet, sintered and fused cast (e.g. AZS – alumina-zirconia-silica) refractories. Their client list stretches across western and eastern Europe and also to the Americas, Korea, Turkey and Japan.
Their main contact person Simone Tiozzo would be happy to receive email enquiries.
Pictured below: SSV Headquarters (right) on the island of Murano near Venice, Italy